Icono ayuda Help
Ek Balam Day Trip
Activities in Cancun

Ek Balam Day Trip

  • English English
  • 12 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Explore the small village of Ek Balam, a beautiful traditional Mayan hamlet, and learn the customs of the indigenous community. What's more, you'll get to swim in the emerald green Hubiku Cenote!

Ek Balam Day Trip

Having picked you up from your hotel in Cancún, we'll take the motorway westwards to the interior of the Yucatán peninsula.

We'll make our first stop in the village of Ek Balam, a Mayan community located just a couple of miles away from the ancient Mayan ruins of Ek Balam, and where the old pre-colonial language is still spoken. We'll learn of their customs and traditions, as well as visiting the typical cabins where the locals live and make traditional artisanal products.

After exploring Ek Balam, we'll head to the Hubiku Cenote, an underground cavern with an enormous natural pool of sparkling emerald waters. Here, we'll have time to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cenote while admiring the spectacular jungle landscapes surrounding us.

You're bound to be hungry after all this excitement! Our next stop will be at a local restaurant to indulge in a delicious buffet lunch including numerous hot and cold dishes to choose from. Then, having satisfied our appetities, we'll head to the picturesque town of Valladolid where we'll discover more about the local culture.

From Valladolid, we'll take you back to your hotels in the Cancen area, arriving back at the end of our 12 hour tour.


We'll have lunch betwen 1 pm and 1:30 pm near the Hubiku Cenote. The buffet includes:

Cold buffet

  • Mixed lettuce
  • Cold macaroni salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Beetroot, fresh cucumber and tomato
  • Various salad dressings (ranch, aurora, olive oil and vinegar)
  • Fish ceviche (on Wednesdays and Saturdays only)
  • Guacamole
  • Pickled onions, limes and jalapeños peppers
  • Vegetable salad
  • Rice pudding, jelly and fruit (watermelon, pineapple, melon, orange)


Hot buffet

  • White rice and Mexican rice
  • Refried beans
  • Herb roasted chicken
  • Spaghetti in tomato sauce and in butter
  • Cochinita Pibil (spicy stewed pork)
  • Fried chicken
  • Beef meatballs
  • Breaded fish
  • Steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes
  • Bread, tortillas and totopos (tortilla chips)
  • Habanero sauce
  • Grilled Vegetables


Vegetarian menu

  • Quesadillas
  • Quesdaillas with vegetables
  • Roasted vegetables


Hotel pick up

This excursion includes pick up from your hotel in Cancun. See the list of hotels with pick up here.

You can also reserve the excursion to Ek Balam from Riviera Maya.


Adults Children between 5 and 11 years old Children under 5 years old
English guided tour
US$ 50
US$ 25

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 50
  • Children between 5 and 11 years old

    US$ 25
  • Children under 5 years old


More Information


12 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus transport.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Hubiku Cenote

Buffet lunch.

Not included

Entrance to Ek Balam (25 USD per adult, 5 USD per child under 5 years old).

Use of videocamera in Ek Balam (2.50 USD).

Life jacket rental (2 USD).


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (9:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 1 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 1 hour before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.